NS 15J heads west during one of the few snow storms to hit New Jersey (so far) in 2017.
Ice Cold Juice
A matching set of Tier 4 GEVOs lead the loaded Tropicana "orange juice train" east on the Lehigh Line near the tail end of a winter storm.
A standard cab Dash 8 leads an empty crude oil train east on the Lehigh Line after a heavy snowfall.
A pair of SD60Es with NS' "Honoring our Veterans" unit leading brings 24Z east through Piscataway. It's a fitting tribute since Veterans Day was celebrated only two days prior.
A visiting UP GEVO brightens up Norfolk Southern 18G which makes an early-morning appearance the Lehigh Line across New Jersey.
The lead unit on 22V adds a bit of color to a morning of bland Norfolk Southern black & white, with a CP SD60 leading.
NS 20E hustles through Piscataway moments before sunset. While it wasn't much, this is the most snow we've seen in the area this season. The sky is glowing pink due to the reflection of the sett... (more)
Conrail MA-80 makes the usual short Saturday morning trip to service a steel customer in South Plainfield. This pair of GP38-2s has 12 loaded cars in tow.
A nice set of "older" EMDs leads Q439 west on a beautiful late summer afternoon. The Prospect Ave. grade crossing will be closed for rehabilitation in the coming week, and it seems the nearby swi... (more)
CSXT ES44DC 5220 heads up a dog's breakfast locomotive consist on the point of manifest Q300 through northern New Jersey. Trailing the 5220 was MEC SD40-2 619, MEC high hood GP40 371, CSXT AC4400C... (more)
Q300 had an interesting combination of SD40-2/SD70ACe on this sunny Saturday morning. Even more interesting was the lack of "CSX" lettering on the nose of 8035.
A former Conrail Operation Lifesaver unit in remarkably clean blue paint leads a fairly long local from South Plainfield back to Manville Yard along Conrail's portion of the Lehigh Line.
When the Middlesex detector reported the passage of two trains moments apart I wondered which would show up at my location first. Conrail MA-1 won the "race" handily with one very clean Conrail Q... (more)
It seems that the power from this morning's 212 turned very quickly and was assigned to 33K in the afternoon. No complaints here, as it provided a nice break from the usual NS Dash 9 parade.
MA-1 brings two loads to Harris Steel in South Plainfield on a gorgeous spring day. Aside from the missing end lettering, the Conrail paint on this unit is still in relatively good condition.